Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jun. 13

June 13
11:00 PM 2014
Below are's most popular articles from Friday, June 13, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL to Be Broadcast Live in Cinemas Worldwide This September
by BWW News Desk - June 13, 2014

On Sunday 28 September 2014, Billy Elliot the Musical is set to bring cinema goers to their feet when the global stage phenomenon is broadcast live from the West End to cinemas across the UK and around the world. (more...)

2) FLASH FRIDAY: The Lord & The Master - The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber & Stephen Sondheim
by Pat Cerasaro - June 13, 2014

Today we shine a special spotlight on the spectacular entertainment set to be presented this coming Monday, June 16, at Joe's Pub, THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM, tickets available here, with a tribute to the men behind the music themselves. (more...)

3) BWW TV: First Look at New Trailer for BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL LIVE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 13, 2014

On Sunday 28 September 2014, Billy Elliot the Musical is set to bring cinema goers to their feet when the global stage phenomenon is broadcast live from the West End to cinemas across the UK and around the world. Check out a first look at the trailer below! (more...)

4) SYTYCD Recaps: Billy Porter Guest Judges; Early Frontrunners Emerge
by Matt Tamanini - June 13, 2014

Despite my eternal love for SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, last week I expressed a bit of audition fatigue. Though I appreciate seeing the beginning of each competitors' journeys, the vast majority of 30-second solos seem like unsatisfying appetizers, when all I want is a fully-formed emotional and artistic meal. This week's episode didn't do much to change my audition opinion, as many of the routines were just technical exhibitions, but for the first time this season, I started to see some potential winners. It also doesn't hurt when Executive Producer and Judge Nigel Lythgoe welcomes a Tony-winner to the judging panel. (more...)

5) STAGE TUBE: Choreographer Warren Carlyle on the Origin of the 2014 Tony Awards' Bouncing Opening Number
by Stage Tube - June 13, 2014

While the number was entertaining and got the show off to a bouncing star, many were left wondering, what was actually going on? The Tony Awards have released a new video featuring choreographer Warren Carlyle, which details its origin, and how they made it happen live earlier this week. Check it out below! (more...)

6) VIDEO: Tony Shalhoub to Star with Wife Brooke Adams in Beckett's HAPPY DAYS
by TV News Desk - June 13, 2014

Tony Shalhoub stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS to talk about his role in the Broadway play, 'Act One.' (more...)

7) STAGE TUBE Exclusive: Prom Season is Upon Us - Westerberg High's Heather Chandler Promposes to 'Internationally Ignored Song Stylist' Hedwig!
by Stage Tube - June 13, 2014

In honor of every high school student's favorite night, Westerberg High's very own Heather Chandler kicks off the dance season with a very special promposal to Broadway's own 'Internationally ignored song stylist,' Hedwig! Check out her video below! (more...)

8) Jessica Grove, Eric Kunze, Alan Mingo, Jr. and More to Lead Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at TUTS; Glenn Casale to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - June 13, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announces the cast and creative team for the Houston premiere of Disney's The Little Mermaid, based on the classic animated film of the same title. The musical will run June 13 - 29 in Hobby Center's Sarofim Hall and then play the Atlanta premiere at the Fabulous Fox Theatre from July 8 - 13. TUTS invites everyone to take a trip "under the sea" including all the familiar classic songs plus a few new ones along with a story that charms people of all ages! (more...)

9) More Behind The Scenes Footage Of JERSEY BOYS Movie With John Lloyd Young & Cast
by Pat Cerasaro - June 13, 2014

Tony Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS is coming to the big screen under the direction of Clint Eastwood and a more footage of Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young and the fellow Four Seasons in the film via an extended B-roll reel is now available to view. (more...)

10) The Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of RUBY DEE
by TV News Desk - June 13, 2014

Today, The Recording Academy issued the following statement on the passing of Ruby Dee (more...)

by Pat Cerasaro - June 13, 2014

Today we continue a special spotlight series highlighting the spectacular entertainment set to be presented this coming Monday, June 16, at Joe's Pub, THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM with a tribute to INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

12) The Broadway Cruise: Prices from $809 pp! Book now!
by Contests - Broadway - June 13, 2014


13) Photo Coverage: Idina Menzel, LaChanze, Anthony Rapp & More Celebrate IF/THEN Cast Album Release at Sony Store
by Walter McBride - June 13, 2014

Idina Menzel, LaChanze, Anthony Rapp, James Snyder, and Tom Kitt stopped by the Madison Avenue Sony store in NYC today, June 12 to sign copies of the recently released IF/THEN cast album - BroadwayWorld brings you full coverage of the event below! (more...)

14) New York City Center's 2015 Encores! Season to Feature PAINT YOUR WAGON, ZORBA!, and LADY, BE GOOD
by BWW News Desk - June 13, 2014

According to The New York Times, City Center has set the 2015 Encores! 2015, which will open with George and Ira Gershwin's first complete musical, LADY, BE GOOD,. Performances are slated to begin on Feb. 4, and run through Feb. 8. (more...)

15) WAKE UP with BWW 6/13/14 - BUYER & CELLAR, Queen Margherita, Sandra Oh, MERMAID at TUTS & Father's Day!
by Jessica Showers - June 13, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: On this lovely Father's Day weekend, BUYER & CELLAR celebrates 400 performances off-Broadway, Lesli Margherita addresses her subjects at 54 Below tonight, Sandra Oh, known to most as 'Cristina Yang' from GREY'S ANATOMY, stars in DEATH AND THE MAIDEN in Chicago, and Jessica Grove leads a starry cast in THE LITTLE MERMAID in Houston! (more...)

16) KINKY BOOTS Celebrates 500 Performances on Broadway With Social Media Contest, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - June 13, 2014

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots will celebrate its 500th Performance on Thursday, June 19th with a social media contest for fans. Beginning today, fans can enter to win tickets to the 500th Performance by using a Do-It-Yourself Kinky Boots Card to add the show's iconic red boots to their photos, and sharing those photos online using hashtag #Kinky500.. On Tuesday, June 17th, the five most creative photos will be selected, and the winners will be given a pair of tickets to celebrate with the cast on June 19th at the Hirschfeld Theatre. (more...)

17) James Whale's Original SHOW BOAT Film Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - June 13, 2014

A newly restored edition of iconic movie musical SHOW BOAT arrived on DVD in its original 1936 iteration for the very first time this year according to a new listing at Warner Archives, and the title is also now available on Amazon. (more...)

18) Head of UK's Largest Theatre Group Calls West End Venues 'Not Fit for Purpose'
by BWW News Desk - June 13, 2014

The head of UK's largest theatre group believes the majority of West End theatre venues are not 'fit for purpose' and should be rebuilt. (more...)

19) Broadway Vets Star in Indie Comedy CHASING TASTE, Coming to Manhattan Film Fest
by Movies News Desk - June 13, 2014

Broadway veterans Nancy Opel, Chuck Cooper and Rita Gardner also appear in Chasing Taste, along with the Classical Theatre of Harlem's Producing Director Ty Jones. (more...)

20) Photo Coverage: Night After the Tonys with Linda Eder, Constantine Maroulis & More!
by BWW News Desk - June 13, 2014

On Mon, June 9th, 2014 at 8pm - Broadway star Linda Eder celebrated one of the biggest nights in theatre with a one-night-only concert entitled 'Night After the Tonys with Linda Eder' at the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood, CA. Produced by Chris Isaacson Presents in partnership with Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Check out a look back below! (more...)

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